NB Lectures are listed below the field meetings
Field meetings are open to members and to non-members on payment of a day membership fee of £3 per person. All are welcome to field meetings, which give opportunities to pursue specific interests and learn about biodiversity in different habitats and the relationships between species involved.
Reports of past excursions can be found on this website (under NEWS items).
Field meetings for 2020 are listed below.
Please note the following precautions: stout footwear and suitable outdoor clothing should always be worn. Bring plenty of food and drink, with sun blocker and insect repellent when relevant. Members take part entirely at their own risk and are responsible for their personal safety and the security of their personal belongings.
Of course the weather can never be guaranteed, so some events may have to be altered slightly to work around any inclement precipitations! Also note that return times are approximate only.
Notes for meetings led by June Atkinson:
Enquiries to her on 01423 885612 or mobile 07811 929925
Pick-up point for minibus and coach outings: meet at York Place Car Park, off York Road, Knaresborough – behind Marquis of Granby pub. Car parking charge: £1.60 all day. Please have exact money for the machine.
Please note that the price for the bookable trips is £17.
Notes for all the ‘botanical’ field trips
A packed lunch is required; events would normally finish around 4:00. Please email or ‘phone the organiser to say you are coming, this will make it possible to car share – many of the venues have little parking; also changes to the printed programme may have occurred. Please bring next-of-kin name and phone number.
Early flowers at Aubert Ings, Cattal - CANCELLED
Leader: Richard Campbell
Gouthwaite Reservoir, Scar House and Angram - CANCELLED
Meet at Gouthwaite main car park at 9.30am, in cars. Looking for waterfowl and spring migrants. Stopping en route for Dipper, Pied Flycatcher and raptors. Scar House for lunch; looking for Ring Ouzel, Wheatear etc. A walk to Angram for those who so wish.
RSPB Fairburn Ings - CANCELLED
Meet in Reserve car park at 10am, in cars. Looking for passage migrants, waders, warblers, egrets and Spoonbills; 75 species were seen on the last two trips. RSPB members should have their cards with them.
YWT Hetchell Wood - CANCELLED
Meet at the reserve car park (the reserve is near Thorner) GR: SE380422
Grass Wood for uncommon plants - CANCELLED
Leader: Bruce Brown
Stainburn Forest Nightjars - CANCELLED
Leader: Mike Smithson
Valley Gardens, Harrogate - CANCELLED
Meet at Main entrance gates opposite Pump Room, SE297555
Leader: Sue Wood HBC horticultural officer
Scar House area and Upper Nidd - CANCELLED
Meet at fire station, bottom of reservoir track SE100735
Leader: Kevin Walker, BSBI
Meadows of Malham Tarn
Meet at Water sinks car park. GR: SE894658
Leader: Kevin Walker, BSBI
Meet at Car park on Princes Ave (the Tram Park) opposite Lidgett Park Rd. GR: SE327379
Leader: Alan Hunton, Woodland Trust
Farnham Gravel Pits
Leader: Stuart Foster, YNU
Meet opposite fishing huts, NZ55612746
Leader: David Barlow
Details to follow
Lectures take place at fortnightly meetings held between October and March (inclusive) in the St. Robert’s Centre, 2/3 Robert Street, Harrogate on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. These meetings are open to members and guests; visitor’s fee is £3.00. All lectures start at 7.30 pm. Parking is either on the adjacent streets or, with their kind permission, in the Waitrose car park.There are no events to display